May 4, 2015

* Glen Rock is hot since dropping its first two games of April to Ridgewood and Pompton Lakes. The Panthers (13-2) have won 13 straight and advanced to the second round of the Bergen County tournament. Junior Zoe Bender has been a catalyst at the top of the lineup, batting .653. She went 10-for-17 last week with nine runs and seven stolen bases as the Panthers have outscored their opponents, 131-27, during the streak. Fifteenth-seeded Glen Rock, which already avenged its loss to Pompton Lakes, will get a chance to avenge its 8-0 loss to second-seeded Ridgewood when the tournament resumes Saturday.

* Saturday is the cutoff date for the state tournament. The event will be seeded May 12.

* Senior Ursula Castiblanco, bound for Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., in the fall, picked up her 100th career hit for Leonia with a triple in the Lions’ 5-1 win over Dwight-Englewood. She also had a homer and three runs. Castiblanco is 8-3 in the circle following Saturday’s tremendous pitchers’ duel with Mahwah’s Nicole Curley in a 1-0 Bergen tournament loss. “She’s been a starter for four years and has consistently gotten better game to game and season to season,” Leonia coach Anthony Servis said.

* Katie Kontos had a big week for Midland Park. The senior went 8-for-13 at the plate with a homer and five RBI as the Panthers went 3-1 to solidify their spot atop the NJIC Patriot Division. They advanced to the second round of the Bergen tournament. Kontos threw her second one-hitter in eight days in a Bergen tournament win over Hasbrouck Heights, and posted an ERA of 1.39 with 29 strikeouts last week.

* Junior catcher Marissa Piscal powered North Arlington to a 4-1 week. Seven of Piscal’s 14 hits went for extra bases, including three home runs. She is batting .622 with 15 RBI.

* Bogota scored one of its biggest wins Wednesday when Emily Vasquez drove in a run with a single in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Bucs to a 5-4 victory over Waldwick, 5-4. Haley Duffy had a homer and three RBI.

— Ed Mills and Greg Schutta